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Popular Sleeping Aids that DO NOT WORK

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 04/08/2022

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Find out how to sleep better naturally instead of using these popular sleeping aids that do not work.

0:00 Introduction: How to fix sleep problems naturally  

0:22 Top causes of sleep problems 

2:32 Top sleep aids that don't work 

6:55 The best natural sleep aids 

12:35 Check out my video on melatonin! 

Let's talk about sleep. If you're having trouble sleeping, it's important to pinpoint the root cause of your sleep problems. If you only address the symptom, you will have to keep dealing with the symptom because you're not fixing the root cause. 

Top causes of sleep problems:

• Breathing problems (like sleep apnea)

• Certain medications 

• Having too many stimulants (like caffeine) 

• Restless leg syndrome 

• Pain 

• Stress 

• Jet lag 

• A hyperthyroid condition

• Overtraining 

• Exposure to blue light right before bed 

• Eating too late at night 

• Loss of melatonin and serotonin with age 

• Lack of exercise after being an athlete 

• Vitamin D deficiency 

Popular sleeping aids that do not work:

• Drinking alcohol at night 

• Over the counter allergy medication 

• CBD oil 

• Prescription sleep medications 

• Sleep trackers 

• Taking melatonin 

How to sleep better: 

• Increase your melatonin naturally by exposing yourself to infrared light (like the sun)

• Get on the keto diet and do intermittent fasting 

• Take vitamin D3 before bed 

• Take vitamin B1 or nutritional yeast before bed

• Don't overtrain, especially at night 

• Do physical work

• Exercise (take a long walk in nature) 

• Control your breathing 

• Avoid blue light before bed








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